Category Archives: Statistics

My Ghost Map

I’ve just been posting in my other blog (https://aspergersbigbang.wordpress.com/) about Ghost Map by Steven Johnson, and I don’t think I’ve posted here about my own Ghost Map. Like many of my research projects, it never seems to get to a … Continue reading

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Never mind

I’ve found the problem.  Craigslist changed the way they do searches sometime between July 4 and July 11.  It used to be the search for “kittens” did not include ads that only used the singular “kitten”, but now it does, … Continue reading

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Kitten Storm update

At least here (Eugene) our Craigslist Kitten went down a little this week, although our s/n focus neighborhood, Springfield continued to rise. Nationally, quite a few areas went down this week, so at least their peaks didn’t go any higher. … Continue reading

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USA Facing a Purrfect Storm

The more I look at, the more convinced I am that we’re in for a cat population explosion all over the US. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_storm “A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will … Continue reading

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The Kittens Are Coming!

I’m seeing a shocking jump in my Craigslist Kitten Index (CLKI) almost everywhere. So far, I’m seeing confirmation from shelter stats that there’s a population explosion going on, I’m assuming from the record warm winter we just went through. I … Continue reading

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Stochastic Demographic Simulation

I wonder if this post will get a lot of traffic because people will think I’m talking dirty. But, no, this is just my typical passion for numbers and spay/neuter. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0113553 Let me share some numbers I just figured out … Continue reading

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How Many Feral Cats Are There? — Spay/Neuter and TNR

No One Knows.  There are people out there who say they do, but they don’t really. I went to a volunteer orientation at my local shelter, and read through their web page first.  So when the instructor said there were … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution: blog more

HRC’s just updated this with CA’s 2013 data. http://spot.humaneresearch.org/content/animal-shelter-statistics They continue to show good effects for s/n clinics.

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Oregon update: More good news thanks to spay/neuter

I’m too excited to wait for the final polish on some of these charts.  

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The Infertile Crescent: North Carolina’s Spay/Neuter clinics’ impact

If you study the NC map I posted last blog, you will notice areas of low shelter euthanasia near spay/neuter clinics that I’ve dubbed “The Infertile Crescent.” NC has a statewide license-plate s/n voucher program, and is the home of … Continue reading

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